The American meteorologist, a monthly record and review of physical phenomena, and exposition of meteorological science. Vol. II, no. 2. John H. Tice.

The American meteorologist, a monthly record and review of physical phenomena, and exposition of meteorological science. Vol. II, no. 2.

St. Louis: Tice and Crossman, 1877. 8vo, pp. [1], 34-64; original gray printed wrappers; wrappers soiled, text clean and sound, very good. With an article on how storms form, debunking theories of the influence of the sun; "Abortive researches," on more incorrect theories; and a record of local weather for December; Tice was particularly interested in the phenomena of cyclones, tornadoes and hurricanes. He was determined to remove superstition and pseudo-scientific analysis from meteorology, and was a proponent of barometric pressure being the primary influence on the movement of storms, the planets Mercury and Vulcan also having an effect. Scarce, with issues in NOAA and Missouri Historical only. Item #59171

Price: $125.00

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